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  • Earth Day in the Park

    Earth Day

    City of Winter Park

    Keep Winter Park Beautiful

    The City of Winter Park and Rollins College present “Earth Day in the Park”

    Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Central Park.

    Presented by the city's Keep Winter Park Beautiful (KWPB) and Environmental Review boards, “Earth Day in the Park” will provide educational workshops focused on learning how to fish, native landscaping, and how to grow your own organic produce.

    This free event helps further the city's green local government standard by creating a culture of sustainability. Earth lovers will be able to visit with environmentally friendly organizations, participate in educational workshops, enjoy delicious food from local food vendors, listen to live music/entertainment and receive eco-friendly giveaways.

    Winter Park’s Earth Day celebration will showcase how the City of Winter Park and Rollins College are working to make Winter Park more sustainable. In 2008, the city adopted a resolution to become a Green Local Government and in September 2011, the city achieved the Gold Level Green Local Government designation by the Florida Green Building Coalition. 

    For more information regarding Winter Park Earth Day 2013, please call 407-599-3364 or visit keepwinterparkbeautiful.org.

    Event Schedule

    April 19
    7-8:30 p.m. KWPB's first ever “Internet Video Festival” focusing on the theme of Baby Animals.

    KWPB, in partnership with TheDailyCity.com, will be taking submissions of everyone’s favorite YouTube videos that feature baby animals, curating the best of the best, and then creating an hour and half of programming to screen


    April 20
    10:30 a.m. Award Ceremony

    11 a.m.

    Live music by the Legendary JCs and their soulful version of “sweaty blues” music

    11:30 a.m. AJM Environmental and Evolving Landscapes presents: “Wreath Making with Tillandsias” demonstration with Horticulturalist Amanda Martin. Evolving Landscapes specializes in the design and construction of unique, high-quality, environmentally sensitive landscapes. Amanda Martin will be teaching participants how to make breathtaking, living wreaths using air plants. The first plant and wreath are free for workshop participants, and you will have the opportunity to purchase more.

    12:30 p.m. KWPB presents:  “Hook Kids on Fishing” with Captain Smith of Anglers for Conservation. Children and young adults can come learn how to fish from expert anglers, and learn some tricks of the trade. All participants will leave with the knowledge of how to safely catch their own food along with their very own rod and tackle box!

    1:30 p.m. Winter Park Blooms presents: “Blooming Container Planting” demonstration by Stephen and Kristin Pattegas of Hortus Oasis.

    To sign up to participate in a workshop, please email Brendan O'Connor at boconnor@cityofwinterpark.org

    Programming

    Music provided by the Rollins College Music Department

    Picnic Area

    Free Bike Valet

    Kid Zone- Tie-Dying, Invertebrate Exploration Station, Chalk Walk, Upcycle Art Station, Plastic Bottle Forest

    Electric Vehicles

    Tree Climbing

    Vermiculture

    Mushroom Farming

    Public Art

    Sustainable Fashion

    Rickshaw Shuttle Service to Farmers Market and Hannibal Square Heritage Festival

    Large, interactive public art displays provided by ArtReach Orlando and Clean the World 

    Costume parades hosted by Dog Powered Robot